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Class of 2016 wins Pro Bono Project Competition for 2015-2016 academic year

April 11th, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will celebrate the Class of 2016 as the winners of the class that logged the most pro bono hours over the 2015-2016 school year with a barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Law Commons. The third-year students took first place with 40 percent participation ...

Pro Bono Project presents a JOINT clinic: Wills and Advance Directives on Friday, April 8

April 4th, 2016

Wake Forest University School of Law’s Pro Bono Project is hosting a Joint Clinic for Advance Directives and Wills for members of Shiloh Baptist Church and the greater community from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Trained students, under the supervision of licensed attorneys, will assist clients ...

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Carson Smith (JD ’16) named ‘Law Student of the Year’ by the National Jurist

March 17th, 2016

Carson Smith (JD ’16) is the first Wake Forest Law student to be recognized by the National Jurist as “Law Student of the Year.” He is one of five students recognized from law schools across the nation in the current issue of the magazine. Smith was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated ...

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Pro Bono Project’s ‘Know Your Rights’ presentation at Parkland High School featured in Yes! Weekly

March 2nd, 2016

The Pro Bono Project‘s “Know Your Rights” program was featured in the following article, “Wake Forest Law seminar educates high schoolers on constitutional rights,” originally published in Yes! Weekly on March 2, 2016. More than 350 students filled the auditorium at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem and listened intently on how to interact with police ...

The Pro Bono Project announces 2016-2017 board members

February 29th, 2016

The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce the board  for the 2016-2017 school year.  The new executives of the Pro Bono Project are as follows: Executive Director | Sarah Saint Director of Student Outreach | Meredith Pace Director of Alumni and Firm Relations | Mark Huffman Coordinator of New Student Recruitment | Kristin Smith Coordinator of Student Organization Projects ...

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Pro Bono Project to present ‘Know Your Rights’ at Parkland High School on Friday, Feb. 26

February 22nd, 2016

Members of Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will present “Know Your Rights” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, for the entire student body at Parkland High School. The “Know Your Rights” presentation will discuss an individual’s constitutional rights with regard to police encounters, whether it be a mere conversation, a traffic stop or an ...

Pro Bono Project begins Educational Surrogacy Program

February 19th, 2016

The Pro Bono Project is launching an Educational Surrogacy Program this semester, which will train law students to become educational surrogates for foster children in the Winston-Salem area. On Feb. 18, the Pro Bono Project held the first educational surrogacy training session to teach students the basics of educational surrogacy: how to get involved, the ...

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Pro Bono Project joins Legal Aid, Kilpatrick Townsend to serve as champions for disabled students through Education Justice initiative

February 17th, 2016

What if you talk and no one listens, if you cry and no one hears? What if you’re lost, afraid, alone? What then? And what if you’re a child? What if? Would you help? Would you offer your hand, your talents, your time? Kyleigh Feehs (JD ’17) would. In a heartbeat. After all, it’s a ...

Pro Bono Project efforts featured in Winston-Salem Journal for helping get certain criminal records cleared

February 1st, 2016

The following story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sunday, Jan. 31, here. One evening last fall, a woman walked into Samaritan Ministries with baggage she hoped to unload. That baggage was a criminal charge from her youth that was preventing her from getting gainful employment. The woman knew that help might be available ...

Making A Difference: Pro Bono Project members participate in area expungement clinics

January 24th, 2016

Making a difference. Oftentimes the phrase is a cliché — overused and mostly meaningless. But sometimes it’s not. Sometimes that commitment to “make a difference” is very real. Sometimes, the desire to make a difference changes lives. Emily Morris (JD ’16) coordinates the expungement clinic — helping people remove criminal charges from their records — ...